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Posted on Aug 14th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under game room, Tadpole13, setup, collection, photos


Check out Tadpole13's full room tour! It's about a month old, so it's fairly new and up to date.

Welcome to the forth edition of our game room series where we take a look at some of our site members gaming spaces!  This month we are featuring longtime site member, Tadpole13.  Join us as we explore this member's gaming space and learn more about how and what he collects, and how he makes his space work for his gaming needs.

**If you are a member and have a game room or gaming area that you would like to share, please send a PM to singlebanana and I will add you to our list.**


Continue reading A Wild Game Room Owner Appears! starring Tadpole13 - Episode #4



Posted on Jul 29th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under game room, zophar53, setup, collection, photos


Welcome to the third edition our game room series where we take a look at some of our site members gaming spaces!  This month we are featuring site member, zophar53, one of our newest contributors to the front page and from what I understand, an attendee of this years Retro World Expo.  Join us as we explore this member's gaming space and learn more about how and what he collects, and how he makes his space work for his gaming needs.

**If you are a member and have a game room or gaming area that you would like to share, please send a PM to singlebanana and I will add you to our list.**


Continue reading A Wild Game Room Owner Appears! starring zophar53 - Episode #3



Posted on Jul 3rd 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under Collection, Missing games,


We've all had that moment. You're reviewing your collection, maybe cross-referencing your database with the games you just pulled from deep storage. Maybe you're taking inventory of games, you're packing up to store in the attic, or maybe you're looking for one game in particular you have an urge to play for the first time in years. All of a sudden, you discover that a game your collection list (and your own memory) says you own isn't where it's supposed to be. Perhaps it's the one you've been wanting to play, or maybe it's the one that should be sitting right next to the one you're looking for, but isn't. To any serious collector, this is a heart-stopping moment of confusion, panic, possibly even rage.



Continue reading Collector Shrink: A Tale of Love and Loss



Posted on Jun 27th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under game room, shane, setup, collection, photos, handhelds

Game Boy Color (CGB)
Some super rare GB consoles, and just a small portion of this collector's amazing handheld collection!

Welcome to the second installment of our new series where we take a look at some of our site members gaming spaces!  This month we are featuring site member, shane, who has a special affinity for handhelds.  Join us as we explore this member's gaming space and learn more about how and what he collects, and how he makes his space work for his gaming needs.

**If you are a member and have a game room or gaming area that you would like to share, please send a PM to singlebanana and I will add you to our list.**


Continue reading A Wild Game Room Owner Appears! starring shane - Episode #2



Posted on May 30th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under game room, NeoMagicWarrior, setup, collection, photos


Where the NeoMagicWarrior magic happens...hey, I'm talking about video game magic you sicko!

Welcome to the first installment of my new series where we take a look at some of our site members gaming spaces!  I was overjoyed by the excited messages that I got from several of our members regarding this project and I hope that it will not only entertain, but make us closer as a community.  I had several great ideas for titles for this series (thanks to bickman2k for the main inspiration), and I had a good number of members asking to be featured in upcoming months. Rest assured, if you contacted me or posted in the comments section regarding featuring your game room, I have you on my list and will contact you when your name is up.

During this series, I hope that you gain some new perspectives on game room and console set ups, storage ideas, and an insight on what makes each space work for its owner.  And who knows, you may even want to steal borrow some ideas to implement in your game room, or future gaming area. I hope that you will participate in the comments section and interact with each owner by asking them questions or discussing the features that you like.

**If you are a member and have a game room or gaming area that you would like to share, please send a PM to singlebanana and I will add you to our list.**


Continue reading A Wild Game Room Owner Appears! starring NeoMagicWarrior - Episode #1



Posted on Nov 2nd 2016 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Moving Day, Packing, Boxing, Moving, New Home, Collection, Organizing, Shelving


First Box packed!! Only 60-70 more to go!!


I've moved a few times in my life. It's never been much of a hassle and I usually kind of enjoy it. My family and I had lived in the same house for about 7 years now. Over the last 7 years, while feeling settled, I've definitely added the most pieces to my collection in that time.  Last time I moved to a new home, I had around 1000 items in my collection and just a few shelves and a handful of consoles. Nothing crazy and was a fairly smooth move. Turns out it's moving time once again......

But this time there is SO much more to worry about!!


Continue reading Relocating a Lifetime Obsession



Posted on May 12th 2010 at 03:17:29 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Collection, Fathers Day, CCAG, Neo Geo, Awesome Wife, Collecting

I have a true gamer's "Holy Grail" in my beloved wife, and I'll tell you why.

This year's CCAG (Classic Console and Arcade Gaming) show was the best since I began attending a few years ago.  I got to chat with dozens of fellow vendors and collectors, play ancient computer games running on systems I still don't own, support a few home-brewers, actually check for data rot before purchasing (I had to put back over fifty games, including half a dozen different copies of TG16 Addams Family), actually play the pinball table 'Sorcerer' and see if my Pinball Hall of Fame mastery carried over to the real world, (Protip-nudge/tilt button moved to a weird Wii-like waggle maneuver) and best of all, I bought a bunch of games.

Maybe too many games.  Way too many games.  Like this many games:


Continue reading CCAG and the Best. Fathers. Day. Gift. Ever.



Posted on Aug 2nd 2009 at 01:39:08 AM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Classic Gaming, Modern Gaming, Collection

It's been about a month since I started moving my game room, and well, it's done. For the most part anyway. I wanted to have my game room moved within a week, but the carpet store we got the new carpet from had a hard time scheduling the installation, so I had to wait much longer than I wanted to. However, the carpet store didn't tell the carpet installers that they were supposed to do the hallway as well, so they didn't have a piece to do the closet so Room of Doom 3.0 isn't quite ready yet, so no "after"pictures quite yet. Those should be ready next week or so.
But for now, I'll give a final look at Room of Doom 2.5 via a video tour and a sneak peak of what Room of Doom 3.0 will look like.


Continue reading The Adventures of Moving a Game Room Part 2



Posted on Jul 2nd 2009 at 09:11:01 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Classic Gaming, Modern Gaming, Collection

It looks like it's finally going to happen. I'm finally going to move my game room again. Ironically, it's going to the same room it was originally. So, I thought I might as well do a blog on what's going on with the move and how it's working out.

But first, I'm going to give a little background on the history of my game collection and how it got to be where it is today.


Continue reading The Adventures of Moving a Game Room



Posted on Mar 24th 2009 at 06:48:57 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under collection

Tracking my collection used to be something that I enjoyed doing. When I began tracking, I only had the GameCube due to my young self trading in games for newer ones. IGN was the place to be for collection tracking. I began viewing the GameFAQs forums in the NES section and it revitalized my love for the classic games played on their original system.

IGN worked well until they began running short on classic information. I began with Digital Press until they finally shut down their collection service. I tried Collectorz.com and it was fine until the trial finally ran out. I also tried out Cart Commander. I enjoyed it, but the manual process for all of my games got to be too much for so many games and a lack of hardware tracking. I had tried out RFGeneration before, but I didn't have much time with it and not even close to the personal organization to get it tracking the way I wanted it.

With more time with it, RFGeneration is just the place for me. I enjoy the forums, the small community, the vast amount of information, and the just plain odd things (I'm looking your way IRC Chat.) RFGeneration has rejuvenated my collection tracking enjoyment again. You don't have to note what is missing because there are already fields for game copies, manuals, and boxes. Plus with the option for our own blog or using the forums, we can post pictures of our stuff to share with those around us here.

My trouble now stems from reentering my stuff. Because I have stopped and started so many times, I just start over every time because I don't end up very far. I have things stored in 2 locations, so it is difficult to get everything together due to a simple lack of space in the house.

Most people have an inbox for their bills, I'm considering it for new games before they are shelved/boxed. I also have games in many various locations around the house that I don't find until later. Recently, I have discovered the hardware tracking at RFGeneration. I have not seen that anywhere and with the boxes of stuff everywhere, it just adds more to my list. Eventually, I'll get it all in if for nothing else but for insurance reasons.

While I would probably have been better off keeping to it from the beginning, the number of duplicates and shifting around my storage always made me lose track. I'll be able to take the initiative and enter everything soon enough, but with over 1000 games and a ton of consoles and accessories, it'll be a long trek to get there.



Posted on Dec 31st 2008 at 05:49:31 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Classic Gaming, Modern Gaming, Collection

Another awesome year has passed, another 12 hours or so and it will be 2009. This year, I obtained a ton of games, somewhere between 600-800 games. Not bad, not bad at all. But as most of you know, buying that many games isn't cheap, so I thought I would share what I've spent this year.


Continue reading My End Of Year Collection Stats



Posted on Nov 26th 2008 at 02:58:39 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Collectors Dilemma, Collection, Polls, Opinions

Collector's Dilemma: Lending Games

Lending Games

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We've all been there. You've got a friend or two checking out your collection and someone really likes a particular game. They like it so much, they don't want to quit playing. Finally, they just come out and ask if they can borrow it. But since they no longer have that old Atari, they'll need the system as well. Plus some controller, power adapter and those old timey hookups. Maybe an old TV too.

So, what are your thoughts on lending out games/systems to family and friends? Perhaps you'll only lend to those you know very well and  trust with your life. Or maybe you don't even lend out the most common of games. Or maybe you're a really trusting person and will lend anything to anyone as long as they say they will return it eventually.

Also, feel free to share your experiences with lending games, whether they be positive or negative. Did you lend out that super rare game to a friend only to have them move away with it? Or did they return it in deplorable condition? Talk about good experiences as well, maybe you let a friend borrow a game and he was so grateful, he gave you a box of old games he doesn't play anymore.



Posted on Nov 15th 2008 at 05:50:19 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Random, Internet, Collection, Thoughts

Collecting without the Internet


Imagine with me if you will, a world without the internet. I'm sure some of you remember this world quite vividly, others could never imagine such a thing. I was fortunate enough to remember what it was like not having the Internet, anyone else remember cutting up old magazine pictures for school reports? Or hand writing everything? Well I'm getting a little off topic now, but you get the idea.

I started writing this to allow you all to imagine game collecting without the use and help of the internet. Some of you rely completely on the Internet to get your games through the usual sites, while others (like myself) buy completely from the "wild" as it's now called. But just from the simple fact that you are reading this people proves that we all use to Internet somewhat in our collecting ways.

Maybe you just use this wonderful site to track your games and occasionally chat with others, or maybe you use the internet to its fullest extent and get every piece of information you can find on a game before you buy it.

This blog doesn't really have a point, I was just thinking of how different my collecting habits would be without the internet. Maybe you would like to explain how your collecting life would be different? Or maybe the thought of not having an Internet makes you want to curl up in a ball in the corner of the room, and you don't want to think about it anymore.



I don't rely on the Internet a whole lot in my collecting ways, I don't buy from the Internet and I still keep offline collection lists. I would probably still be buying a lot of the same stuff, but it just wouldn't be as much fun. Without my printed checklists, I wouldn't know which games I had left to buy, or which ones were considered rare. I would have no idea what a game was worth and without the huge audiences of Internet stores/auctions, a lot of stuff just wouldn't be worth nearly as much. Plus, I would have no idea there are thousands of other people who collect old games and I would never get to show off my awesome collection.



Posted on Oct 27th 2008 at 12:45:24 AM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Collectors Dilemma, Collection, Polls, Opinions

Form or Function?

CD: Form or Function?

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Ah, the good old debate of which is better, stuff that looks pretty or stuff that works. Now, you're probably wondering how I'm going to relate this to game collecting. But anyone with a sizable collection of boxed Genesis games or loose Atari 2600 games knows the answer to that.


Continue reading Collector's Dilemma #5



Posted on Sep 6th 2008 at 02:57:35 AM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collectors Dillema, Collection, Polls, Opinions

Playability vs Collectibility

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Playability vs Collectibility

Let's say you bought a duplicate of a game, so now you've got two of the exact same game. One looks like garbage: the label is torn and dirty, but plays perfectly. On the other hand, the other one looks like it's in mint condition, but it just will not play. Which would you keep if you could only keep one?
For the sake of argument, let's say it's a game where you can not simply switch the boards from one game to another.
Would your opinion change if it was a game you know you would never play? Or a game that you'd play so much you'd certainly ruin the label anyway?




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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